Harvey Holds His Own

byColleen NelsonIllustratorTara Anderson

Hardcover | July 14, 2020

Harvey Holds His Own by Colleen Nelson
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Harvey the West Highland Terrier, hero of Harvey Comes Home, is back with his beloved Mag-gie. He is also back at Brayside retirement home, where he and Maggie now volunteer along with their friend Austin. There Maggie is drawn to a new resident, Mrs. Fradette, who tells sto-ries of learning to fix cars as a twelve-year-old during the flood of 1950. Mrs. Fradette, with her bold fashion and love of poker, doesn’t fit in among the beige-cardigan- wearing, bridge-playing ladies of Brayside, but she doesn’t seem to care. Maybe that’s why Maggie likes her so much. Since seventh grade began, Maggie hasn’t been fitting in well with her friends, either. Always alert for anything new—and with a nose that never misses a new scent—Harvey follows his instincts on a walk with Austin and discovers an abandoned newborn puppy in a pile of trash. Austin’s heart almost breaks over the little puppy’s plight, so he takes her to safety. Maggie and the Brayside residents and staff praise Harvey’s heroic efforts, wishing that Austin could have his own dog. But the little puppy will need time to recover from her trauma before she can be adopted, and then there’s another, even bigger obstacle: Austin’s mom, who says no to pets. As fall edges toward winter, Harvey picks up an unfriendly scent in his backyard, and he will stop at nothing to keep Maggie and the others safe. But sometimes the little Westie is just too brave for his own good. Award-winning author Colleen Nelson delivers another satisfying story of heart, perseverance, and one incredible little dog.
An author and elementary school teacher, Colleen Nelson earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in her hometown of Winnipeg. Her previous novels include the critically acclaimed Harvey Comes Home, Sadia, winner of the 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and Blood Brothers, selected as the 2018 McNally Robinson...
Title:Harvey Holds His OwnFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.98 inPublished:July 14, 2020Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1772781142

ISBN - 13:9781772781144

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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